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Four (non-Eid related) things to do in Qatar this weekend (Oct. 1-4)

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For many Qatar residents, Eid Al Adha celebrations will take center stage this weekend. The holiday commences on Saturday, and we will be posting a special Eid guide tomorrow to give you the rundown on how to make the most of it.

In the meantime, there are several other things happening in Qatar over the next few days, including film screenings, fine art exhibitions and a chance to learn more about the Qatari thobe. Here are our picks:

Indian monuments

The Cultural Village Foundation is holding a photography exhibition on Islamic Monuments of India, in conjunction with the Indian Embassy from 10am to 10pm in Building 19, Gallery 2 in Katara.

The exhibition, which closes on October 4, features the works of renowned Indian photographer, filmmaker and art historian Benoy K Behl. His career has spanned 34 years, and the exhibition features some of his most prominent pieces showing exquisite monuments from all over India.

Painting exhibition

Celebrate the Qatar-Brazil 2014 Year of Culture with new painting exhibition Qatar and Brazil: A contemporary painting dialog, featuring the works of  four Qatari and four Brazilian artists.

See specially commissioned works by local artists like Yousuf Khalif Ahmed Al Sada, Lolwa Al Meghaiseeb, Amal Al Aathem and Ahmad Al Mosaifry on display at the Qatar Fine Arts Association Gallery (Bldg 13) in Katara.

The 40-piece exhibition is free and open to the public, and will run until Nov. 1.

Qatari identity

Local group See My Culture is hosting an event to help people learn more about Qatari clothing.

Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

The session will be held on Oct. 1 from 5pm to 6pm at the Al Shaal shop in front of Royal Plaza, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the traditional thobe and try it on.

The event is free and open to the public. Prior registration can be done online here, and those interested in having their own thobe stitched can do so at discounted rates after the event.

For more information, contact 5544 6551 or email seemyculture@gmail.com.

Ajyal Youth Film Series

kid and the clown - DFI

The Kid and the Clown, a Danish film focusing on the life of Angus, a clown who works at the children’s oncology department at a hospital, will be screened this weekend at the Katara DFI Cinema (Bldg 16).

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Doha Film Institute’s Ajyal youth film series. It will run from 7 pm on Oct. 2, and 4pm on Oct. 3. Both screenings will be followed by a question and answer session with the film’s director.

For more information, or to reserve a seat, visit here.

Bonus:

  • Networking night: Back 2 Business Qatar, a business networking event organised by the Italian, Dutch, German, British, Spanish, Scandinavian, French, Turkish, and Australian-New Zealand Business Councils in Qatar will be held today, Oct. 1 at the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha from 7 pm. Tickets for the event cost QR300 at the door, and all attendees stand the chance to win prizes via a raffle draw. For more information, visit the website here.

What are your plans this weekend? Thoughts?

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Observant One
Observant One
6 years ago

Naa, might watch my neighbour slaughter a sheep in his back courtyard like he did last year.

Jihad Masoud
Jihad Masoud
6 years ago
Reply to  Observant One

Isn’t it against the law to slaughter in your house…?

dubious
dubious
6 years ago
Reply to  Jihad Masoud

If something being against the law stopped people doing it, the roads would be a much better place…

Jihad Masoud
Jihad Masoud
6 years ago
Reply to  dubious

The world would be a better place.

Observant One
Observant One
6 years ago
Reply to  dubious

indeed,,but its Qatar, laws don’t mean anything as you know from driving.

Observant One
Observant One
6 years ago
Reply to  Jihad Masoud

yes it is but its Qatar, so nothing is against the law, do as you please…

Altaf Patel
Altaf Patel
6 years ago
Reply to  Jihad Masoud

Here people read comments to get better idea for vacation, and you psycho divert the subject. Get lost.

Jihad Masoud
Jihad Masoud
6 years ago
Reply to  Altaf Patel

“people”? And who gave you the right to talk on everyone’s behalf Mr. Patel?

Besides, how do you “get” better ideas for vacations by reading comments on DN? You might be the real psycho here Mr. Patel.

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